TROPICS: Hermine moves on but winds, rain remainComments Off on TROPICS: Hermine moves on but winds, rain remain
(Last update: 5 p.m.)
Winds on the back-side will be south to southwest. Coastal flooding will continue to deminish as we have passed most of the high tides. Lows will in the mid to upper 70s tonight.
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Saturday will begin with good rain chances as an onshore flow brings in more moist and unstable air. Expect scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly through the morning and along the coast.
Rain chances will gradually decrease through the day. It will be warm and humid with highs in the upper 80s.
A drying pattern will take place into Saturday night as our winds gradually become light easterly. Sunday should start drier but by afternoon there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms along the sea breeze.
This rain chance will continue into Labor Day but mainly in the afternoon and evening.
We are back to a more typical pattern for early September later next week with just some afternoon rain chances. Highs will be close to or slightly warmer than normal.
(Photo: Hermine caused a number of downed trees throughout the region)
High tides, storm surge after Hermine
An onshore wind will continue to lead to flooding in parts of our area. High tide is around noon through 4 p.m. up and down our coast and in Tampa Bay. We continue to get pictures of significant storm surge flooding in Crystal River. View them here.
The highest storm surge was 9.9 feet at Cedar Key just before 2 a.m. Storm surge flooding was more than 6 feet in Citrus County and 2-4 feet in Tampa Bay. We will get more information on storm surge flooding for other areas later.
Our concern will turn to the river flooding that is expected during the coming days due to the tremendous amounts of rain this week.
Rainfall totals during the last 72 hours were impressive. We have a complete list here.
Wind gusts were from 45 to 72 mph from Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning.
A few examples:
Indian Shores 72 mph
Beverly Hills 54 MPH
Hernando County Airport 53 MPH
Macdill Air Force 55 MPH
Tampa Intl Airport 46 MPH
Anna Maria 64 mph
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport 54 MPH
Saint Petersburg 64 MPH
Kathleen 50 MPH
The forecast is for improving conditions over the holiday weekend, mainly Sunday and Labor Day.